Despite the current semiconductor crisis that is greatly limiting the expansion of SEAT at an international level It seems that the Spanish brand comes from where there is not so as not to harm any market and this includes even the smallest ones in which especially high figures are not sold.
New Zealand is one of the smallest markets in which SEAT is present and during the last months it has suffered greatly from the lack of units. To avoid falling into oblivion, the brand has now sent the first boat with the renewed Arona 2022, which also includes numerous new features.
Although the parts crisis caused a change in the Arona 2021 offer with the forced introduction of the 110 hp 1.6 MSI engine, with the 2022 range that veteran engine is abandoned to once again have the 1.0 TSI three-cylinder and this time with 115 hp of power associated with the DSG box with seven speeds.
This new version boasts features to match, with a top speed of 190 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.0 seconds while the average consumption remains at 5.8 L/100, with emissions of 131 g/km of CO2. It is an engine adapted to the Euro 6 standard.
The trim levels with which it arrives are called Style and FR. The first has EcoLED headlights, cruise control and speed limiter, photosensitive interior mirrorlane alert, fatigue detector, hill start assist, rear camera, pre-collision warning, fatigue and pedestrian detector, etc.
Also standard are dual automatic climate control, four power windows, a sound system with an 8.25-inch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, bluetooth, USB, Park Assist, trip computer16-inch alloy wheels, trunk with double bottom, etc.
The FR finish also adds configurable instrumentation, sound system with 9.3-inch screen, navigation, Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, 17-inch wheelsexterior and interior FR pack, keyless access, button start, Full LED headlights, XDS, mobile induction charger, driving mode selector, etc.
The recommended prices are as follows (NZ$1,870/€1,108 additional discount if used for scrap):
- 1.0 TSI 115 hp Style DSG NZ$31,500 (€18,670)
- 1.0 TSI 115 hp FR DSG NZ$35,500 (€21,040)